Visual Inspections

Fire Extinguisher Inspections

  • Confirm the extinguisher is visible, unobstructed, and in its designated location.
  • Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken. Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle.
  • Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable range or position, and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full.
  • Make sure the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible and facing outward.
  • Check the last professional service date on the tag. (A licensed fire extinguisher maintenance contractor must have inspected the extinguisher within the past 12 months.)
  • Initial and date the back of the tag.
    Report expired service tags and missing, damaged or used extinguishers immediately.

Fire Extinguisher Recharge

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

A fire extinguisher inspection is conducted monthly to ensure that fire extinguishers in a certain location are in good working condition. It is conducted by external professionals or an organization’s own safety officers as part of an overall fire safety strategy.  [29 CFR 1910.157(e)(1)]

Your fire extinguisher’s pressure gauge should be checked monthly to be sure that the extinguisher is holding pressure. These monthly checks should be documented. [29 CFR 1910.157(e)(2)]

Fire extinguishers must be inspected and certified annually by a fire protection company, like Fishbone! [29 CFR 1910.157(e)(3)]

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